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The Young and Fair - Full Length Play

The Young and Fair

N. Richard Nash

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ISBN: 9780822212898

The scene is a fashionable Junior College for young women, and the sto…

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The scene is a fashionable Junior College for young women, and the story shows how a sincere and intelligent alumna returns to her Alma Mater with her idealistic younger sister, who enters as a student. The director of the college, a conscientious elderly woman, is responsible to a hard-headed board of directors, one of whom has a daughter who is a student. This student, a twisted and jealous girl, uses the threat of her father's influence to throw a suspicion of guilt on two students, not to mention a servant, all of whom are innocent. One of the students implicated refuses to be blackmailed and the director of the college must face the issue of compromising with her own best standards of right and wrong. Eventually she takes matters into her own hands, and decides—with the help of the alumna and the latter's sister—to stand by her guns. The director, though she realizes at last that the alumna is right in fighting compromise and deceit, has not the courage to see the fight through to the end, though the alumna and her sister do. Incidentally, one of the forms of blackmail used by the unscrupulous girl who precipitates the crisis is to force a Jewish girl, whose religion has been concealed, to do her bidding.
An exciting play for twenty-one women, most of them young. A fast-moving drama and a timely comment on idealism and personal ethics.



N. Richard  Nash

N. Richard Nash

N. Richard Nash was a prolific and popular writer of plays, movies, and books, some of which are still favorites around the world. His most famous play, The Rainmaker, and the musical version, 110 in the Shade (with lyrics by Tom Jones and score by Harvey Schmidt of The Fantasticks) have been translated into many languages, are still revived on Broadway, and are performed in community theaters, ... view full profile

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